St. George

St. George lived in the third century. All that is definitely known about him is that he was a soldier and a martyr. The best known story about St. George involves villagers in Libya with a dragon problem. The dragon ate two sheep each day, and the villagers had to give the dragon maidens when there weren’t enough sheep. St. George heard about the dragon problem when a princess was to be eaten by the dragon. He crossed himself and killed the dragon in one blow. He then gave a sermon and converted many of the villagers. Although St. George was given a large reward, he gave it to the poor. St. George was tortured and beheaded in Palestine around the year 304. St. George is patron saint of chivalry, sheep and horsemen.

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